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(Commander in Briefs #3)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  1,111 ratings  ·  193 reviews

Pretty things don’t distract me. In my line of work, a distraction will get you caught. Or in my case, blackmailed. But this isn’t the only time I’ve been hustled, and soon Connor Hayes will learn that men are only pawns in my end game. I don’t love. I hate. Even a pretty boy like him.


Two wrongs don’t make a right. Except when they are five-foot-seven and hotte
Published January 21st 2019 (first published 2019)
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Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
It's no secret that Drifter by Kristy Marie was one of my most anticipated reads of 2019. I started falling for Hayes in Commander in Briefs, but after Gorgeous, I was head over heels in love with him. I gushed about him to anyone that would listen more times than I can count, so when I finally got to dive into his story, I was ecstatic!


Connor Hayes is a known manwhore. Many women have been invited into his bed but never for more than one night. Hayes doesn't do repeats or relationships of an
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

Books in the Commander in Briefs series are stand-alones:
Book 1: Commander in Briefs
Book 2: Gorgeous
Book 2.5: Commanding the Pitcher
Book 3: Drifter

Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

"I think strong women show their strength by being vulnerable at the right times".

I’m a bit late to the Kristy Marie bandwagon, but better late than never, right? I’m just so disappointed it has taken me so long to read the Commander in Briefs series because I absolutely adored Drifter; the writing was flawless, the characters were relatable, they were everything I had hoped they’d be and more. The story captivated me instantly as it set the scene for something more than I could’ve e
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing

5 Darlin’ CROWNS

I don’t know that I could have picked a better book to start my year with. Drifter by Kristy Marie is EVERYTHING! I got humor, I got chemistry, and I got layered characters - all the makings of a must read romance.

Connor Hayes epitomizes charm. From the dimple to humor, I couldn’t resist falling for this man. He is dogged in his relationship with Bianca, and each moment spent with him only solidifies your love for Hayes. He is open and honest and
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Kristy Marie gave me an opening scene I could really sink my teeth into. She introduced Connor and Bianca in such an endearing yet shocking way that I couldn't help but fall in love with them. I hated what Bianca did and how it hurt Hayes, but I adored how it all worked out in the end.

Connor Hayes needs absolutely no game or swagger or any other bullshit he thinks he needs to score a woman. All he needs is to have a conversation, and any woman would scoop him up and never let him go. - Bianca

Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars - It's official now: Drifter is so far the best in this series and Connor Hayes is my absolute favorite now!

"It's like I'm in sensation overload. Every touch, every breath feels like a caress to the deepest part of my soul."

Connor won over my heart piece by piece with each book. But with his own story, he claimed my heart fully. I can't really explain what draws me to him. Maybe it's his carefree nature, always a smile and a joke on his lips. Combined with his good heart and manners. M
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Stayed up wayyyyy too late to finish this again – no one can resist the power of Connor Hayes, just saying.

[June 29 2019]

11:30PM. Decided not to sleep.
1AM. Finished a most anticipated read of 2019.


Full review to come in the waking hours but ALL THE STARS.

And so um Tim’s book is next right? Please? Or Mason? Lucas?? KANE?!

[January 12]

So apparently, I didn't hit save on my review when I actually finished this, so here it is again.

I absolutely adored this book. Drifter is the latest book in the
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Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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5 Stars from page one! This is one of my favorite books, ever! Thank you Kristy for giving us the perfection that is Connor Hayes!

When I met all these amazing veterans in the first book, Commander In Briefs, I couldn't wait to read each of their stories. Drifter is book three and I can honestly say my favorite so far. I say so far because each book is better than the last.

Over a year ago, a book friend (That's you Jessica) ask me to read for this author. Her name is Kristy Marie and she was ne
TJ ☾
Jan 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Qtttt. Hayes was beyond sweet and I couldn't stop picturing Bianca as Megan Fox in Transformers so yeah, that hit the spot 🔥 I want Kane's boooook pls and thank you

"I think strong women show their strength by being vulnerable at the right times."

And this series continues to be one of the best I've read so far. These guys are so great! I binged the whole thing and I can't wait for what's to come! 😍

In this book, we see a different side of Hayes, a more profound and a side he keeps hidden with all his jokes and happy demeanor. Hayes, as the other guys, had it rough for a long time until he meets Anniston. The small town heroine who helps war veterans be r
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
“Bianca Morgan stole the only woman I’ve ever loved. It’s only fair she replace her.”

I guess we’re aiming to be a replacement now, aren’t we?
Milos Mojsilovic
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's been a while since I reviewed a book. Been a while since I red one too. Reading slumps will do that to a men I reckon. But recently I've talked to a friend about the subject and she and I agreed that what one needs to break a slump isn't a complicated book. Not something that requires "work", not something that's off-putting. But an easy read. A simple read. One that allows you to get lost in the story. And that is exactly what Drifter is.

Now don't get me wrong, when I say simple, I don't
Vanessa (nessreads)
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book*

5 “Worthy” Stars

My heart is full, so full. Kristy most definitely brought her A game. With every book she writes in this series, it only gets better and better. Drifter is no exception. This book, my gosh this book packed an emotional punch. I obviously didn’t know what to expect, but it was so much more than I thought possible.

Connor. Hayes. Sweet lord that man was everything. I knew from the moment his character was introduced that I was goi
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've a few authors, not really many, that I call my unicorns 😁
Why would you ask?
The answer is simple.
Because no matter what they write, no matter in what genres they are writing, I love it to pieces 🤷🏻‍♀️ Whatever they write I would read it 🤩 See simple 🤷🏻‍♀️😂
And Kristy is my new unicorn😍
I love how and what she writes.
Drifter is the 3 book in the Commander in Briefs series.
It's Connor Hayes story. He is ridiculous funny and take life not to seriously. OK, he is hilarious, and brings conversat
 Mary ❤️ DBO

★5 Stars★

This book is my first 5 stars of the year. Although I like the dark and twisted stuff, suspense and action, this book was a breath of fresh air. This book wasn't what I expected to be...But it was mind-blowing!!!

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It was definitely something else...The first thing that I noticed was the title, then the blurb, I was hooked...Blackmail?!...Hmmm...I'm in, must be something dirty and hot.😛But then I looked at the cover. The boy (yeah BOY) on the cover was hot, handsome not a man, not a badas
4,5 Stars
Well okay, I did not think I could ever like any of the others as much as I adore Cade from Gorgeous. But Hayes is close! He is so different than Cade but he has this charm about him that just make you love him.

Hayes and Bianca came off on a rocky start, to say the least. When I read the beginning of this book my first thought was, you have to be a genius if you can make a believable couple out of these two after that. But why I ever doubted Kristy Marie, I don't know. She made this bo
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was way more than i was expecting on so many levels. Fast and sassy and really endears you to the fantastic characters and the chemestry between Bianca and Connor is amazing. This book melted my heart and even brought tears to my eyes at the end.
This is the 1st book in this series that i have read and ill definitely be reading the others ASAP.
If you love contempory romance, marines or military men then you must read this book.
I need to find me a Connor Hayes!!!
Sofia´s Beddable Reads
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*This review contains no spoilers*

*cracks fingers*
Okay, let's do this. So, we are FINALLY back in Madison and this time, it’s Handsome´s turn to find his Boo Thang (sorry, couldn’t resist); I just didn't’ know if I was ready.

I mean, don't get me wrong: I was more than ready for another book in this series since the minute I finished “Gorgeous”.
Okay, maybe not that soon: hearts need recovery time.

But I just didn't know if I was ready to lose Connor So-Hot-It-Hurts, Always-Smirking-And-Ready-To-C
My Next BookBf
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy shit Connor fucking Hayes won my heart, which I might cheat on my dear husband Cade. I'm sorry babe, but Hayes just have this side of him that melts my heart and panties haha

Full review to come...
Marta Bo
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My words won't be beautiful like roses, my words won't be perfectly used like literary critic would do... My words could only  describe every damn feeling that I had during reading Drifter by Kristy Marie. Forgive me if my writting won't be long...  I might be also little speachless... THIS book, THIS CHARACTERS left big hole in my heart. I just finnished my date with Bianca, Hayes... their folks from the background... and I've already started to miss them so, so much. I'm not ready to say goodb ...more
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's official. This series is one of the best I've ever read. And each book keeps getting better and better, leaving you hungry for more of this wonderful writing.

To say that I loved it would be an understatement. I was completely consumed by Hayes and Bianca's story, devouring every single word with such eagerness that I could physically feel their struggles, their personal demons, but also the undeniable chemistry and attraction. The tension and sad moments were perfectly balanced with Kristy
Lau  (winebooksnchill IG)
658497 Darling Stars ♥

When I read the first book in this series, I never thought I would do Beta for the next ones, but I am so happy about it because they are so incredible and addictive.

Hayes and Bianca are the kind of couple that I love, both with their own difficult pasts, fighting internal battles, but both face them in different ways.

Hayes already has the support that Addisson and the guys in the Foundation have given him, but Bianca confronts her problems alone and only multiplies them un
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness I LOVED this book.
Everyone is so right in giving this 5 stars, because it is so much more than that, it is truly Amazing writing from Kristy Marie.
This is my first ever book but this Author and what a wonderful way to pop my Cherry.
A magnificent read which has all the ingredients for a perfect Romance story, realistic relatable characters, chemistry and attraction, emotion and humour. It has the whole package, of goodies to eat up.
I adore Hayes and Bianca and enjoyed their excha
Lauren Runow
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yes, hell freaking yes! I loved this book. From the first page it had me hooked. I loved their banter. I loved the writing and how it made me smile so many times. But in the end I was tearing up with pride. Pride for Bianca’s journey and how she wanted to be the woman he deserved. So major swoon. Connor was so cute!! Gah what a lovable man. I could totally picture him and his antics in my head as I read. This book is the 3rd in the series but you DO NOT need to read the other ones first though I ...more
Tre Talbot
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m hooked on this series and these Marines. These are all standalone books in a series but there’s no way you won’t want to read them all. Hayes and Bianca’s story is a perfect blend of both their lives being intertwined into this book with the dual POV throughout we’re able to relate and see everything through both their eyes. Hayes loves with all his heart and when he shares his backstory with us... lemme just say you better have tissues in hand. Bianca hasn’t taken the best paths through lif ...more
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable read. I have a love-hate relationship with both Bianca and Conner! I loved the story line. It really pulled me in, and left me wanting more.
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read all of Kristy Marie’s books and Drifter is everything that I hoped for. It showcased her growth as an author as she honed her writing chops. The book has humor, feels, and ugly cry moments. Kristy infused this book with a lot of heart and made it shine.

This book follows the story of Bianca and Hayes. Bianca is a souls that found safe haven in Hayes’ arms. Hayes is funny, sweet and kind with a side of naughty. Both characters will steal your heart for sure. I can’t wait to see what e
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
Kristy Marie, you have done it again. You have created another masterpiece. I am in awe of you! This book is funny, brilliant and incredibly wonderful.

Bianca is a strong independent woman. She has been dealt a rough hand in life and boosting vehicles is what she does to survive. It is what she is good at. She just happens to pick the wrong mark, Connor Hayes. Playboy Hayes. Smooth talker, panty melter, military man Hayes. He is beyond pissed that his bike had been stolen by this sexy vixen who
The opening scene of this book was funny, a little vulgar but funny. That being said it did have a lot of things people won't like, hero was a HUGE manwhore. I kind of kept reading this series because the premise itself, about veterns and PTSD was a good one, I just think it needed to be done with more care and less vulgarity. I dont necessarily mind that kind of humor, but I felt it took away from what could have been an interesting series. This one also had a pretty interesting heroine.

I accid
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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What an amazing book!


Hayes and Bianca wow! What can I say. I love Hayes with all of my heart, Kristy properly made me fall for him but Bianca, she is a girl after my own heart. She’s a kick ass, give no fucks strong assed independent women and I love it.

This love story isn’t your average, both main characters have scars that run deep, but their character development in this book is just incredible and I know that Drifter will stay with me for a long time.

Incredible work Kristy Marie
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Kristy Marie is an Amazon top 30 bestselling author who loves writing witty heroines and temperamental heroes. She is also a six-pack of abs biggest fan. When Kristy isn't writing, she's being a total dude and screaming at the TV while watching baseball. Go Braves!


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